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Walter Cole was a student of the Academie Julian and also of the Art Students League of New York under the teaching of modern artist Walter Kuhn. Cole lived and worked in New England and Florida; he was a winter resident of Saint Augustine.

His style of painting was Realism/Representational; his subjects were marine and military in nature, in addition to portraiture. Cole’s works have been exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, the American Watercolor Society, the National Academy and the Institute of Graphic Arts.

The community venues that exhibited Cole’s paintings were the Saint Augustine Art Association and the then-popular gallery, The Brush and Palette. This particular image of shrimp boats is quintessential North Florida. In the tradition of Realism, the subject matter is taken from the scenes and events of everyday life.

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Due to the path of Hurricane Ian, the St. Augustine Art Association will be closed Wednesday, September 28th through Sunday, October 2nd.

Monday Night Figure Drawing will STILL be happening on Monday, October 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

ARTISTS: If you have not picked up your work from the Fall Members Show, you may do so next week.

The Receiving dates for the Tactile Show remain the same:
Tuesday, October 4 (11:30am – 5:30pm)
Wednesday, October 5 (11:30am – 5:30pm)
Installation will be on Thursday, October 6

The gallery will re-open to the public on Friday, October 7th as we debut the Tactile Art Show and St. Augustine Camera Club Members Show. Join us that evening for First Friday Art Walk, 5:00 – 8:00 PM!